On the back of New York City's 2-0 win over New England Revolution in their first home game at Yankee Stadium, the club announced that history was made off the pitch as well as on it, as they posted the highest game day merchandise sales in MLS’ 20-year existence.

On the pitch goals from David Villa and Patrick Mullins gave NYC a 2-0 victory over New England Revolution in front of 43,507 spectators and the majority of that crowd went home with more than 3 points. All 14 retail outlets were swamped with fans from the moment the gates opened two hours before the game, until 90 minutes after it as new fans kitted themselves out in club colours.

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Replica adidas jerseys, tees and beanie hats were snapped up as well as all 4,000 scarves, which sold out before the full time whistle. Tom Glick, President of NYCFC, said: “Our historic home opener was a very special day for our Club. We were overwhelmed by the huge and vocal crowd. The demand for merchandise, shows the appetite for the Club. They weren’t just there to witness an extraordinary spectacle in the history of New York sports; they were buying into their team and showing their support.” Better order some more stock Tommy boy...